Our Sponsors

Equality - everyone can play their part to bring light to human equality.
The Wedding Alliance
The Wedding Alliance
Presenting Sponsor

Providing assistance for all members of the community, while planning their perfect wedding day.

Helium Group
Helium Group
Co-Presenting Sponsor

Helium Group formed with one idea in mind, to bring together a group of companies that dare to break out side the box.

The NOH8 Campaign
The NOH8 Campaign
Title Sponsor

Promoting marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

Parliament House Orlando
Parliament House
Host

Orlando’s largest gay entertainment destination! A hotel, nightclub and restaurant since 1975.

BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank
Silver Sponsor

Committed to building strong communities by supporting the people and businesses who call those communities home with equality and diversity in mind.

John Michael Events
John Michael Events
Silver Sponsor

John Michael Special Events has been serving Central Florida’s event planning needs since 1995 with an impeccable reputation in the community.

Doubletree by Hilton at SeaWorld
Doubletree by Hilton
Silver Sponsor

Diversity and Equality as core values, we have Redefined the vacation experience in Central Florida while being a valuable member of the community.

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida
Hope & Help Center
Silver Sponsor

The Hope and Help Center will have their mobile testing unit at Festival Of Equality offering free HIV rapid testing with results in 15 minutes.

Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando
MBA Orlando
Silver Sponsor

Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the pursuit of equality through economics and at the workplace.

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida
COWP
Silver Sponsor

Florida's largest Pride Event encourages LGBTQ+ citizens to live openly and with pride, and educates the general public of our shared cultural heritage.

Pulse Orlando
Pulse Orlando
Bronze Sponsor

Being a key LGBT establishment, Pulse's mission is to continue to raise the bar of awareness and be a part of our community in any way possible.

WildSide BBQ
WildeSide BBQ
Bronze Sponsor

A staple in Thornton Park and Downtown Orlando, WildSide is a key supporter and conscious of the need for human equality and diversity.

The Center Orlando
The Center
Bronze Sponsor

The Gay, Lesbian,Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida–The Center–has been in operation for over 37 years.

Go Bearr
Go Bearr
Bronze & Fashion Sponsor

Our fashion show sponsor, Go Bearr has been making your custom personal leather and nylon gear, a staple at the Parliament House Orlando.

MojoMan Swimwear & Clothing
MojoMan Swimwear
Fashion Sponsor

Our featured fashion show sponsor, MojoMan Swimwear is Orlando's Premier Gay Swimwear & Clothing Store located on Maguire Blvd.

The Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The Orlando Sisters
Entertainment

The Abbey of St. Gertrude de Nivelles is comprised of men and women dedicated to the support, education, and development of our community.

RE/MAX Town Centre
RE/MAX Town Centre
Vendor

Part of RE/MAX Town Centre's belief system is supporting and building the local community by bringing light to diversity and equality

Party Falvors Custom Cakes
Party Flavors
Vendor

Since 1992, Party Flavors Custom Cakes has been striving to provide the highest quality in customer service and product while keeping equality in mind.

Harris & Mattei Photography
Harris & Mattei Photography
Festival Photographers

Passionate Photographers in Central Florida for years, H&M Photography has been covering various events, club scenes and charities for the community.

VIP Transportation
VIP Valet
Parking Service

Honored to serve events of all sizes, VIP customizes parking service to suit your personal celebration or a large corporate gala.

Who We Are:

We started Festival of Equality on the core principle of love for everyone. There is no differences between us; regardless of our gender, orientation, race or size. We all should be welcomed in the community we work and play in. Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity.

our philosophy

As humans we simply long to be accepted and loved by one another. At Festival of Equality, we believe that equality equals love; love and acceptance of all. Period.

RSVP!

The NOH8 Campaign photo shoot will be starting at 12:00 pm on Saturday May 9th at The Parliament House Resort Footlight Theatre

During the photoshoot, the Festival will be open to the public in the courtyard and pool area of The Parliament House.

RSVP

News

The Wedding Alliance Founding Members
The Wedding Alliance Founding Members

gay. lesbian. straight. equals. allies.

The Wedding Alliance’s mission is to build awareness of both the economic and social benefits that equality in all marriages brings to every community, with the hope that one day soon all marriages will be made legal. The Wedding Alliance is a network of professionals who provide assistance, guidance and resources for all members of the community, straight and LGBT, as they plan for their perfect wedding day.

Support Equality and Become a Member of the Wedding Alliance

Parliament House - Celebrating 35 Years!

On the verge of being shut down, Parliament House was purchased by Don Granatstein and Susan Unger, a straight couple who owned time shares in the Orlando area. They spent millions of dollars renovating the resort and rebuilt its reputation.

With a clientele that ranges from circuit boys, to twinks, to bears, to muscle queens to the outrageous, to the neighbor next door, Parliament House has been an institution in Orlando’s gay community for 35 years. The 130 room motel and 10,000 square foot entertainment complex on Orange Blossom Trail is known worldwide for its Vegas-style drag shows, its theme parties, Wanzie’s Broadway style productions and just being fun 7 days a week...

Read the full interview by Scott Holland

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign

“Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity."

Staff


Brian P Gouthro
Brian P Gouthro
Founder

With the core values of karma, I believe treating others equally and with respect shouldn't be a question.

Talise L. Johnson
Talise L. Johnson
Event Coordinator

Giving her time to the community, she belives in equality and diveristy to all, no matter what.

Talise L. Johnson
Volunteer
Driven By You

Festival of Equality is driven by volunteers like you! We can always use the help, so drop us a line.

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